These incidents occurred over the weekend.
Anna K. Perfect and Robert R. Taylor. Photos provided
(Madison, Ind.) - On March 31, Madison Police Patrolman Cameron Blankenship conducted a traffic stop on Main Street, near Broadway, after observing several traffic violations. Patrolman Brad Demaree and his K-9 partner "Champi" assisted Officer Blankenship with the stop. At the direction of K-9 Officer Demaree, "Champi" conducted an open-air sniff of a white Jeep driven by Anna K. Perfect 24, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. "Champi" gave his handler a positive indication of the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
Due to the positive indication, officers then had probable cause to search the vehicle.
Officers then located two different white substances and paraphernalia associated with the use of drugs. A field test was performed on the substances, one tested positive as methamphetamine and the other as cocaine.
The passenger in Perfect's vehicle was identified as Robert R. Taylor 44, Madison, Indiana. Both Perfect and Taylor were taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. During the jail booking process, Perfect was found to be in possession of additional narcotics and paraphernalia.
Anna K. Perfect faces the following alleged charges of trafficking with an inmate (level 5 felony), possession of methamphetamine (level 6 felony) possession of cocaine (level 6 felony), possession of paraphernalia (class A misdemeanor), and possession of marijuana (class A misdemeanor).
Robert R. Taylor faces the following alleged charges of possession of methamphetamine (level 6 felony) and possession of cocaine (level 6 felony).
On March 2, Madison Police officers arrested Taylor again on numerous narcotics-related charges of approximately eighty-six grams of methamphetamine was seized as evidence.
Madison Police Patrolman Cameron Blankenship led the investigation into Taylor's alleged ongoing narcotic activities. Blankenship was assisted by Madison Police Detective Kyle Cutshaw, Detective Ricky Harris, Sr. Patrolman Aaron Watson, Patrolman Trent Smith, Patrolman Brad Demaree, Patrolman Zack Nicholson and K-9 "Champi"
Madison Police applied for and obtained a search warrant for a storage locker rented by Taylor. The search warrant was executed and officers located narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and a firearm.
Taylor now also faces the alleged charged of dealing methamphetamine (level 3 felony), possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon (level 4 felony). possession of methamphetamine (level 5 felony), obstruction of justice (level 6 felony), possession of marijuana (class a misdemeanor), possession of paraphernalia (class a misdemeanor), theft (class a misdemeanor), possession of a schedule 2 drug (class a misdemeanor), unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle (class b misdemeanor), battery (class b misdemeanor), and possession of an altered interim license plate (class c misdemeanor)